Slow shutter speeds - waterfalls etc..

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  1. rayonline_nz

    rayonline_nz Member

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    Hi, as I shoot film, after research, I found that all (?) of the solid ND filters have a cast. So how do you guys use ND filters? Do you just shoot early/late in the day and use slow film and maybe cheaper slower lenses that allows you to stop down to f/22 and maybe a weak ND filter and a CPOl perhaps?

    I have this with my supposedly B+W filter, not sure if it is what is expected.
    6 stop http://www.flickr.com/photos/31194022@N00/6697896961/
     
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    Probably film effects, rather than from the spectrum of the filter. Your images demonstrate that the three colored emulsions on your film don't have the same reciprocity characteristics.
     
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    I just tend to overexpose by a stop, or a half stop if using slide. My knowledge with colour films is limited though as I only really use black & white.
     
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    I use slower film and if I have them with me ND filters. If the waterfalls fills most of the frame, start with 1/4 second or 1/2 second. As the waterfall becomes a smaller part of the photograph, I suggest that you lengthen the exposure time accordingly.
     
  5. David Allen

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    A different approach (and effect) that you might like to try out is multiple exposures of the waterfall on a single piece of film. For example instead of exposing at 2sec @ f 22 try 8 exposures at 1/4 sec at f22. Both Wynn Bullock and John Blakemore have used this technique to great effect. I was also very pleased with the resulting images when, many moons ago, I used to do in the field landscapes.

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    David
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